Chris Cairns

  • GSA, NOAA roar into March with major IT, services RFPs

    The General Services Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plan to release major IT and services solicitations in the coming month. The draft RFPs are part of the broader effort to change the government’s approach to acquisition.

  • Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    The General Services Administration’s 18F needs some help. Agencies are asking for their services around agile development and Dev/Ops at a rate that 18F can’t keep up with. So they are turning to industry. Chris Cairns is the director of 18-F Consulting. Dave Zvenyach is the project lead for the new agile blanket purchase agreement that 18F released on Wednesday. They tell Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the BPA and how it will help agencies move toward a more agile approach for IT projects.

  • Bootstrapping the way out of the legacy IT systems crisis

    Chris Cairns and Robert L. Read make the case for agencies to once again try to use share-in-savings contracts to modernize technology systems.

  • OPM names new CIO just as it begins initiative to modernize electronic personnel file

    David Garcia comes to OPM after spending two years as the state of Maryland CIO and is a political appointee.